If you are like most homeowners in Granbury, TX, maybe you have spent a lot of time indoors lately preparing your home for the winter. Home improvement projects and upgrades can increase the value of your property, prevent costly issues from developing, and help you save some cash on your monthly energy bills.
Here are the home improvement projects and upgrades you can do this winter:
- Caulk Your Windows and Doors
Holes and cracks around your windows and doors can cause the heated air to leak. Apply caulk to damaged areas to keep the heated air inside and ensure a tight sealing around the interior trim. Also, check the external caulking for cracks and fix them.
- Seal Gaps Around Walls
Even the smallest cracks around your walls can cause drafts and won’t keep your home warm. Be sure to seal them using expanding foam, particularly on areas where pipes are put in to reduce air loss. You can even add an affordable foam insulation to prevent drafts from blowing in behind switch plates.
- Add Insulation
Beefing up your home insulation, especially in attics and basement can definitely keep your home warm throughout the winter months. It promotes a more even indoor temperature and eliminates cold spots.
- Winterize Your Radiators
This is an easy project you can do yourself. Simply place the aluminum foil on your wall behind radiators to reflect the heat outwards into your room. Make sure that your radiators are bled properly to remove inefficient air gaps.
- Invest In Energy Audit
Get a professional energy audit if you have no idea which project to start first. The auditor can come to your house and conduct a test to find the root of inefficiency issues and provide you with a list of tasks should prioritize this winter.
- Tune-Up Your Heating System
Your heating system has been sitting there for a long time. Have you scheduled a professional tune-up before it kicks in? If not, then do it now! The service can include cleaning of the internal parts of your unit, repair and replacement of damaged components, recalibrating your thermostat, replacing your dirty air filter, checking the battery of your CO detector, etc. Before you reach the height of winter, be sure to sign up for a professional tune-up and maintenance for your heating system.
The winter season has just started and you still have enough time to catch up. Be sure to include these simple projects and upgrades on your checklist. Also, don’t forget to ask for professional assistance. Our experts at Texas Made Air Conditioning & Heating helps get your HVAC system and home ready throughout the winter. Call us to get started!